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BSc (Hons), PG Dip, MBACP

About me

Welcome! My name is Chloe Johnstone and I provide counselling and psychotherapy with the aim of supporting emotional difficulties and aiding in personal development. I think we have all had times where we have realised that we need some help. I offer a safe place where it is okay to take a moment and have some time for yourself and we can also look at specific issues and events which have been causing problems or distress. Counselling can act as a way to open doors and take a look around to see if there is another way of living your life. I am aware that coming for counselling can be daunting and I pride myself in being welcoming, kind and willing to adjust my way of working depending on the needs of my clients.

I am a fully qualified registered practitioner. My training at Leeds Beckett University is accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. The model I am trained in is the Relational Approach, where the idea is that relationships and human connection are emotionally healing and can help us to see how we relate to other people, allowing the opportunity to change our relational patterns for our betterment. Working in this way encourages the therapy to revolve around the client and what they need in the moment, which often results in my spontaneously borrowing tools from other approaches when it might be useful, such as Solution Focused Therapy (based in solution building using current resources and hopes for the future), Transactional Analysis (relational transactions are explored with the 'ego state' in mind: parent-like, childlike, or adult-like, as a basis for understanding thoughts and behaviours) and other talking and child friendly therapies where appropriate.

In our first session we will have a chat about what has been going on for you and start to get to know one another. Any questions you have are totally welcome and I like to go at my client's pace so as not to feel rushed or overwhelmed as I know that coming for therapy can be really difficult. This is a place where we can discuss any worries about the therapy itself and hopefully put you at ease. We will go over confidentiality, which means that what you say is private unless there is immediate risk of serious harm to self or another. Once we have had our initial session it is up to you whether or not you would like to have another as there is no obligation to do so if you don't want to. I believe making own choices is a big part of therapeutic work and encourages empowerment and confidence and my initial goal is for my clients to feel comfortable.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People - Ellesmere Centre for Psychotherapy and Training (2019)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University (2019)
  • Counselling Clients on the Autistic Spectrum - Aspire Autism Training (2019)
  • Eight-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Wendy Showell-Nicholas (2019)
  • Suicide Bereavement - Bradford Bereavement Support (2018)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Interpersonal & Counselling Skills - Leeds Beckett University (2017)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling (First Class) - University of Huddersfield (2016)

BSc (Hons) Degree Psychology with Counselling Modules:

  • Child Development
  • Social Psychology and Personality
  • Cognitive and Biological Psychology
  • Advancing Counselling Skills
  • Theories of Counselling
  • Cognition; Brain and Behaviour
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Psychology of Health and Wellbeing

My experience includes working as a counsellor at Bradford Bereavement Support and for 'Talking Spaces' and 'Just B', which are services run by St Michael's Hospice, in Harrogate. I also volunteered for Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS) with their 'Connect' service, where I was able to offer over the phone and online support for people in crisis in Leeds.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a large amount of experience working with people who have been bereaved and all the issues which may accompany such a loss.

I work with young people who are navigating the transition from school to whatever their next steps are - this can be university, work or remaining in the home. There can be lots of uncertainty at this time in life and I aim to support and empower people going through this.

I also work with people who believe they may be autistic or have received their diagnosis and are looking to make sense of their place in the world.

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£55.00 per session

Additional information

I offer daytime sessions for individuals at a rate of £55 for a sixty minute hour. 

When I work

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My working hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:30am - 17:00pm.

Further information

I am DBS checked and hold professional indemnity insurance which fully covers my work.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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